Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 5th Sunday after Easter (N.O.: 6th of) 2023

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It was the 5th Sunday after Easter in the Vetus Ordo and the 6th Sunday of Easter in the Novus Ordo.

Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Sunday Mass of obligation?

Tell about attendance especially for the Traditional Latin Mass. I hear that it is growing. Of COURSE.

Any local changes or (hopefully good) news?

I have some thoughts about the Sunday reading HERE.

A taste:

[A] simple but effective and sometimes scary point of examination of conscience. It might be a good idea – think of what James said about deception – to ask:

What lies did I tell myself today?

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  1. Greg Hlatky says:

    A really excellent sermon at this morning’s 7:00 TLM service. Father William spoke about Communion, what it is, what it supplies and how to receive it in a worthy manner. He said in conclusion that we should see each time as our first, our last and our only Communion.

  2. palestrinadei says:

    Attended 11:00 with May Crowning and children’s choir, so sermon was brief and to the (excellent) point: there is an upcoming ballot initiative with probable life or death implications and it is a grave sin to vote incorrectly (heard rarely), or to abstain from voting (never heard before), on it. Date and how to vote were given specifically (omitted here for discretion sake – perhaps I reveal too much already.)

  3. FRLBJ says:

    Our homily was on “Why does God sometimes not answer our prayers?”
    Among other things: Seeking the Lord’s will, not our will, a lack of humility, not taking time to adore and love our Lord. Loving our neighbor and practicing charity is necessary. He also said that a lack of fasting is often a reason. He suggested one way of fasting is to practice moderation with good things and abstain from the frivolous.

  4. David Spaulding says:

    Good NO sermon today in which Fr. Donia explored the impact of the Spirit to move the Apostles from fear to action, sent forth by Jesus and made brave by the Advocate. Good stuff!

  5. rmansfield100 says:

    Solid attendance today at the Savannah TLM. Attendance seems to be increasing weekly! We received word that the Mass, which was slated to end this week, will continue until we are told otherwise. Father spoke of the Blessed Mother and how John Paul II attributed his survival to her intervention.

  6. pappy says:

    Deacon was preaching.

    Quote by Augustine “Love God and then do what you please”, how Catholic&Christian leaders say they love God and then do whatever they please.
    He told us the whole quote by Augustine and how that is what Jesus meant by if you love me you will keep my commandments.

  7. JonS says:

    Pontifical Vespers will prayed this coming Sunday, May 21 at 3:30PM Eastern Time at The National Shrine of Saint Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore. It will be streamed live here:

  8. exNOAAman says:

    Byzantine rite; Sunday of the man born blind, but Father (a foreigner) chose to speak about Mother’s day: most memorable point to me…over the years women feared to be childless. Now, they are afraid to have children.

  9. Imrahil says:

    (I’m saying, for simplicity, “I” in the following where the preacher spoke in his own first person.)

    This Sunday is called the Pray-Sunday [so, vetus ordo, 5th after Easter]. Now what is the sense of praying for some specific things; are we trying to change God’s mind? and what about the occasions we have heard, and probably experienced ourselves, when God seems not to have heard our prayers?

    These are important questions. Answering these is beyond the scope of one Sunday-sermon unless you were ready to stay here for three hours. That does not however mean that they cannot be answered at all; “you have to trust me there”, the experts in these specific fields, the theologians, really have answers, and if someone’s interested let him come to me and let me show him some shelf meters of books dealing with the topic.

    In the meantime, let me give narrate about this witness of this philosopher who, step by step, had found back to the Catholic faith of his childhood, and in his last moments of life, wrote to his students (something to the effect of; our preacher quoted literally but I can here only paraphrase, as I do with the rest of course): “The key to understanding is prayer. And prayer is most efficiently learnt while suffering.”

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